The city of Ovid, the city of Love
Sulmona will cloak itself in love from the 6th to the 8th of December for the event ‘Ars, Eros, Cibus’.
For the second year the Complex of the Annunziata on Corso Ovidio will host a special temporary exhibition showcasing classic art pieces.
The official theme for this year is “Love wins. Hercules in the works of Ovid”
Saturday 6th December
From 8.00am Traditional Saturday Market in Piazza Garibaldi
11.00am Conference: “Ovidio 2017 – ideas, proposals and opportunities” at the Comunità Montana Peligna in Palazzo Sardi on Via Angelone.
From 5.00pm “Cortiliamo” – stalls selling traditional crafts and local products in the various courtyards of the historic centre (see event map)
“Cuore Enogastronomico” – wine and food tastings plus live music by Adriano Tarullo Sbend in Piazza XX Settembre
From 6.00pm Wedding Fair at the Maria Caniglia Theatre on the corner of Via Angelone and Via de Nino
7.00pm “Kissing under Ovid’s gaze” presents the actor Raffaello Balzo in Piazza XX Settembre
9.00pm Wedding themed fashion show and music at the Maria Caniglia Theatre
Sunday 7th December
9.30am Country walk and snacks – discover the wild herbs of our area. To book contact Fattoria Tana della Volpe.
10.30am The restored plaque dedicated to Antonio De Nino (19th Century Academic) will be returned to the city
11.00am “Disfida all’ultimo piatto” – a culinary challenge by students of the Hoteliers’ School in Roccaraso in Piazza XX Settembre
12.00pm Ovidian performance by the students of the Liceo Classico in Piazza XX Settembre plus the placing of a laurel wreath on Ovid’s statue
4.00pm Inauguration of the exhibition entitled “Lo Vince Amore” (Love Wins – Hercules in the works of Ovid) at the Palazzo Annunziata on Corso Ovidio
From 5.00pm Day 2 of “Cortiliamo” and “Cuore Enogastronomico” plus live music by Gli Amici dell’Organetto in Piazza XX Settembre
5.00pm Day 2 of the Wedding Fair at the Maria Caniglia Theatre
5.30pm “Fairy Tales and Princesses” concert by the Camerata Musicale Sulmonese in the Maria Caniglia Theatre
6.00pm Wine & Confetti – tasting at the Polo Museale Santa Chiara (Piazza Garibaldi)
Monday 8th December (public holiday ‘Festa dell’Immacolata’)
11.30am “Sulmona in Terrazza”. Aperitivi and themed conversation amongst the beauty and culture of Sulmona. Open House on four very special terraces across the city:
- Fabbricacultura at Vico del Vecchio, 28 – brainstorming concerning the Ovidian anniversary of 2017
- B&B Marchese del Grillo at Via Corfinio, 62 – the excellence of the products from the Valle Peligna with Slow Food
- B&B Sei Stelle at Piazza Minzoni, 8 – Chit Chat in English with Katy & Co. – all visitors, tourists, ex-pats and second home owners welcome!
- B&B Legacy at Vico dell’Ospedale, 54 – the Y.E.L. business project for young Sulmonesi
6.00pm Presentation of the Madonnina from the living Presepe of Rivisondoli and the launch of the competition entitled “Presepe in famiglia” at the Rotonda of San Francesco on Corso Ovidio